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Sep 25, 2003

Tamarind, a refreshing difference!


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The tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is an evergreen tree native to Africa. It is now cultivated throughout the world's tropical regions. Tamarind trees are grown throughout temperate and tropical regions of the world, especially in Africa, southeastern Asia and Mexico. 

The tamarind fruit is a seed pod, brown in color and several inches long, which contains a sour-tasting pulp. Due to its cathartic properties the fruit was used in ancient and medieval times as a medicine. Tamarind Juice, a refreshing drink, is made by combining the seed pods with water and sugar. It is said to lower body temperature. 

The canned tamarind drink is now available by Goudas Foods in many grocery stores. If you do not see the product on the shelf, you can ask the store manager to order it for you. 

Drink straight-up, on the rocks, or use in recipes and enjoy a refreshing and exotic flavour.
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